ESPN’s “College GameDay” will mark its 10th trip to USC — remember way back when, as they were wrestling with the fact there’d be no sunlight when the show started, but somehow, that sunrise and all the spotlights made the area outside the Coliseum all the more dramatic?
Because ESPN decided to make the Stanford-USC game a 5 p.m. Saturday prime-time event for its ABC audience, it made useful sense to hold “GameDay” in L.A. as well. This ends up being the fourth “GameDay” appearance in four years. USC’s only real “GameDay” exposure this season was when recently fired head coach Lane Kiffin made an appearance on the set in Seattle.
As for Lee Corso: ESPN says he is a perfect 9-0 when making predictions prior to a USC game in L.A. He’s picked USC the first six times, and whomever USC is playing the last three.
With BCS rankings and records where noteworthy:
OF LOCAL INTEREST:
== No. 13 UCLA (7-2, 4-2 P12 South) vs. Washington (6-3, 3-3 P12 North), Rose Bowl, Friday at 6 p.m., ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams)
== USC (7-3, 4-2 P12 South) vs. No. 4 Stanford (8-1, 6-1 P12 North), Coliseum, Saturday at 5 p.m., Channel 7 (Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox)
PAC-12 WILLING PARTICIPANTS:
== Utah (4-5, 1-5 P12 South) at No. 6 Oregon (8-1, 5-1 P12 North), Saturday at 1 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (Justin Kutcher, James Bates, Brady Poppinga)
== Oregon State (6-3, 4-2 P12 North) at No. 19 Arizona State (7-2, 5-1 P12 South), Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network (Ted Robinson, Glenn Parker, Drea Avent)
== Cal (1-9, 0-7 P12 North) at Colorado (3-6, 0-6 P12 South), Saturday at 2:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network (Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron)
== Washington State (4-5, 2-4 P12 North) at Arizona (6-3, 3-3 P12 South), Saturday at 11 a.m., Pac-12 Network (Kevin Calabro, Yogi Roth, Jill Savage)
== No. 25 Georgia (6-3, 4-2 SEC SEC East) at No. 7 Auburn (9-1, 5-1 SEC West), Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 2 (Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson)
== No. 12 Oklahoma State (8-1, 5-1 B12) at No. 24 Texas (7-2, 6-0 B12), Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 11 (Craig Bolerjack, Joey Harrington, Ryan Nece)
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